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It was certainly no surprise that the Louis Vuitton SS2012 Womenswear show would be an opulent affair, but the beautiful macaroon-colored dresses showcased on a white carousel took it to the next level.
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Not sure where the weather is going this month, but with these beauty picks you should look stunning regardless.
As Paris sweeps away the remnants of another successful Fashion Week, we take a look back at some key trends from the last month. We have seen extreme to classic, opulent to understated, each city delivering some of it’s own particular flavor to the international fashion scene.
There is nothing quite like Chanel’s colors. Check out the new nail hues for Spring/Summer 2012.
Bleached brows and clean skin exaggerated the monochromatic collection, giving the models an almost ghostly quality, ethereal and pure, pulling the look far away from sex and keeping it clean.
Lisa Butler, artist for this show explains, “It’s all about the eye, but we don’t want it to be too neat or too smoky. It’s very loose, very relaxed, and quite wild.”
Internationally acclaimed makeup artist, Pat McGrath, creates a “tougher, stronger look” for Frida Giannini’s 1920’s influenced presentation featuring striking blacked out eyes and a flawless face.
It’s time to start thinking about Fall. Wardrobe should be finalized by now, but maybe you still need your Fall scents. Here are my top picks for Fall fragrance…
Glowing faces were clean, dewy and fresh. Cheeks were lightly bronzed, as if only slightly brushed by the rays of the sun. The only ornamentation to the eyes were two silver sequins, one for each eye, cut in half centered on the top and bottom lid like tiny sparkling moons.
It was all about Beginnings for Diane Von Furstenberg and the makeup matched the look perfectly. Beautiful fresh and natural faces all around.
Driven by lights in the big city, and a “fast woman”, hair was wet and stringy with the ultimate in sophistication. Prepping hair with Redken’s Full Frame 07 All-Over Volumizing Mousse, Guido Palau coated locks from roots to ends before creating a messy center part and rough-drying.
Richard Chai Love Spring 2012 Collection was one to talk about… For the amazing in your face, yet sedated, beauty. Slamming color in your face, James Kaliardos for MAC Cosmetics, created a “Japanese Harajuku girl meets Venice Beach girl” look to balance the “explosion of color and texture” of the collection. And let me tell you, it worked.
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2012 is off and running and the key makeup artists have not disappointed. We have seen everything from blue and purple matte lips to gorgeous ethereal fairy tale looks.
With all the amazing colors and shapes walking down BCBG’s runway they needed to go with a stunning, yet understated look. Maybelline artist Charlotte Willer gave the models a stunning fresh, clean look.
Fashion Night Out isn’t all about fashion, it’s about the beauty world too. Check out my top FNO Beauty stops.
No Earthquake nor hurricane keeps me away from my favorite picks. The last month of summer’s picks are hot and waiting for you to check them out.
There are so many amazing new blues out this season, but these two have caught my eye… and my heart.
Carola Remer wears not only Tom Ford’s clothing perfectly, but also his new makeup line (heavily anticipated, yet to be released) in Vogue Germany’s September issue.
If you didn’t think that Freja Beha Erichsen and Sasha Pivovarova could have anymore of a WOW! Factor, well just check out their amazing spread in this month’s W Magazine photographed by Mario Sorrenti.
The global prestige cosmetics brand for women of color appoints celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine as its Creative Makeup Director.
The new and highly anticipated Burberry fragrance Body is due out in September, but they respect your opinion so much they are asking us, the consumers, to be the samplers.
If they weren’t hot enough at the moment, Olivia Wilde and Emma Stone have been named the new ambassadors of Revlon. Joining huge a-listers like Halle Berry, Jessica Biel and Jessica Alba, Stone recalls her early love for the brand watching her mother use the brand and also recalling the moment she was finally able to wear it herself.
Beyonce always looks amazing, but on the cover and spread of September’s Harper Bazaar UK ‘Strictly Sex’ issue, she kills it. Photographer Alexi Lubomirski captures Beyonce’s beauty and strength in an incredible and sexy way.